The Fight with Grendel

Unit 5: Beowulf
Lesson 6 of 12

Objective: SWBAT - understand the importance of kennings and alliteration when reading Old English and early Modern English poetry; understand the transformation of Beowulf's character from loyal guard to hero.

Big Idea: How does someone become a hero? How do heroes know which villains to fight? How do authors use sound techniques to make sense?

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English / Language Arts, epic poem, Beowulf, role-playing, alliteration, heroes, Kenning, Old English, Literary Analysis
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viking mead hall
 
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